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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (120 stories)
“The recipe for great work is: very exacting taste, plus the abililty to gratify it.” -- Paul Graham

  
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We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Recruiting,Early Programs
10
 (3.64)
A visit to the Lisa offices by former Governor Jerry Brown
April 1983
Dan Cochran
Celebrities,Lisa
0
 (4.14)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.78)
How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
16
 (4.65)
We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
6
 (4.27)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
4
 (3.9)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.57)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.75)
The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Buildings, Lisa Rivalry, Retreats
7
 (4.0)
The famous 1984 commercial almost got canceled
September 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Marketing,The Launch
7
 (4.52)
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